09-12-2019 Schools news & calendars

TV HOST IN SOUTH HAVEN… Michigan Flywheelers Museum member Ryan Ingalls (right) shows Discovery Channel’s Expedition Unknown host Josh Gates how to run the sawmill at the museum. Gates and film crew were in South Haven on Friday, Sept. 6 filming an episode about the mysterious plane disappearance that happened years ago over Lake Michigan. While in South Haven, they stopped at the museum’s Antique Engine and Tractor Show to do some filming of the event. Along with learning to saw lumber, Gates drove a steam traction engine and an antique tractor.











Coloma  Community Schools Calendar of Events

Friday, September 13 Varsity Football at Buchanan, 7:00 p.m. Saturday, September 14 Varsity Volleyball at Climax-Scotts, 8:00 a.m.; Soccer at LMC, 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 16 Soccer at Kalamazoo Christian, 5:00 p.m.; MS Volleyball at Fennville, 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 17 Intermediate Back to School Night, 6-7 p.m.; JV & Varsity Volleyball vs. Kalamazoo Hackett, 5:00 p.m.; Tennis at Kalamazoo Christian, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 18 Tennis at Brandywine, 4:30 p.m.; Jr. High Football at Constantine, 5:00 p.m.; Middle School Volleyball vs. Saugatuck, 5:00 p.m.; Middle School & High School Cross Country at Schoolcraft, 5:00 p.m.; Soccer vs. Fennville, 6:00 p.m. Thursday, September 19 JV Football at Berrien Springs, 6:00 p.m.

Miss Southwest and Miss Southwest Outstanding Teen contestants sought

Applications are currently being accepted for Miss Southwest and Miss Southwest Outstanding Teen Pageants. Deadline is December 20, 2019. Space will be limited. The Blossomtime Festival is proud and excited to announce a wonderful evening planned for all on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the St. Joseph High School Auditorium where they will host the Miss Southwest Michigan and Miss Southwest Michigan Outstanding Teen Scholarship Pageants. Miss Southwest Outstanding Teen is for young women (ages 13-17) who are residents of Berrien, Cass or Van Buren counties. Young women who are residents of Berrien, Cass or Van Buren counties ages 17 through 24 will vie for the title of Miss Southwest Michigan. The Miss Southwest Michigan Scholarship Pageant is the only preliminary competition in Berrien, Cass and Van Buren counties that leads to the Miss Michigan Pageant and ultimately, Miss America. Last year, the Miss America Organization and its State and local organizations made available more than $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance. This assistance is not just for the handful of young women who become Miss America, but is available to the over 12,000 young women who compete in the state and local competitions as well. Miss Sunset Coast 2019, Sarah Dudinetz, placed 1st Runner Up to Miss Michigan 2020! Don’t miss the deadline of December 20, 2019. For further information and applications e-mail www.southwestmichiganpageant@gmail.com.

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Watervliet Public Schools Calendar of Events

Thursday, September 12 High School/Middle School Picture Day; 7th grade White Volleyball at Bridgman, 5:00 p.m.; 8th grade White Volleyball at River Valley, 5:00 p.m.; JV Football, Home vs. Gull Lake, 6:00 p.m.; Varsity Boys Soccer at Delton Kellogg, 6:00 p.m. Friday, September 13 North School Spirit Day; Freshman Vision Screening; Varsity Football at Parchment, 7:00 p.m. Saturday, September 14 7th & 8th grade Maroon Volleyball at Comstock Invitational, 9:00 a.m. Monday, September 16 7th & 8th grade White Volleyball at Saugatuck, 5:00 p.m.; Varsity Boys Soccer at Berrien Springs, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 17 JV Volleyball at Saugatuck, 5:30 p.m.; Varsity Volleyball at Saugatuck, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 18 MS Football at Brandywine, 5:00 p.m.; Varsity Boys Soccer, Home vs. Lawton, 5:00 p.m.; 7th & 8th grade Maroon Volleyball, Home vs. Lawton, 5:00 p.m. Thursday, September 19 JV Football at Hartford, 6:00 p.m. Friday, September 20 HOMECOMING Homecoming Parade from Arclight to Panther Stadium, 5:30 p.m.; Varsity Football vs. Fennville, 7:00 p.m.; HS Homecoming Dance, 9:00 -11:30 p.m. Saturday, September 21 8th grade White Volleyball at River Valley Tournament, 9:00 a.m.; 8th grade Maroon Volleyball at Martin Tournament, 9:00 a.m.; HS/MS Cross Country at Bangor Invitational, 9:00 a.m.

Quarter Auction to benefit  Watervliet High School Student Council & Class of 2022

A Quarter Auction is planned for Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 at FOP Lodge 3470, Angling Road in Coloma with all proceeds going to the Watervliet High School Student Council and the Class of 2022. The auction starts at 6:30 p.m. with a preview beginning at 6:00. Tickets are $5.00 and can be purchased in advance or at the door. Here’s how it works: Upon checking in, participants will receive a numbered paddle. All the participating vendors provide items valued from $10-$100 for auction. When an item comes up for bid that a potential buyer is interested in, they place the appropriate number of quarters in the basket in the middle of their table and raise their paddle. The values for the evening are: $10 – $24 item = 1 quarter, $25 – $49 item = 2 quarters, $50 – $74 item = 3 quarters, and $75 -$100 item = 4 quarters. Once the bidding has closed the auctioneer picks a random numbered ball. The individual with the matching numbered paddle that bid will win. If the matching numbered paddle did not bid say “no bid” and the auctioneer will pick another ball until there is a winner. The participating vendors are Beemer’s Blankets, KLR Innovations, LuLaRoe, Originals by Marilyn, Perfectly Posh, Precious Pearls, Scentsy, Thirty-One Gifts, Trouble In Laws, and Tupperware. There will be a snack bar with food and beverages for purchase. Please no outside food/drinks. There will also be raffle tickets for sale so bring a few extra dollars. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact: Julie Carter (269) 876-0910.

Senior Services Hartford United Methodist Church, 425 E. Main St.

OPEN: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 18 Coffee, Conversation, or Craft, 10:00–11:30 a.m.; LUNCH served at 12:30 p.m.; Cards/ Crafts/ Dominoes/ Trivia – Knitting/ Crochet/ Quilt Group, 1:30 p.m. Thursday, September 19 Coffee, Conversation, or Craft, 10:00–11:30 a.m.; Tai Chi, 11:30 a.m.; LUNCH served at 12:30 p.m.; Bingo/ Quilting/ Knitting/ Crochet/ Cards, 1:30 p.m. Friday, September 20 Coffee, Conversation, or Craft, 10:00-11:30 a.m.; Tai Chi, 11:30 a.m.; LUNCH served at 12:30 p.m.; Bible Study, 1:00 p.m.; Cards/ Euchre/ Dominoes/ Trivia, 1:30 p.m. Any questions or comments, please contact Senior Services, Senior City on 76th Street at 269-637-3607 or Senior Services Paw Paw office at 269-655-8000. Rides are available through Van Buren Public Transit with no less than 24-hour advance notice at (269) 427-7921.

New toddler program at Hartford Library

A new Toddler Time program at Hartford Public Library begins on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 10:30 a.m. The program is open to all children from age 0 to 3 years. The upcoming schedule includes:

Wednesday, Sept. 18 – Animals Tea Party. Books to be read are “Bears in Pairs”, “Hattie Hippo” and “My First Look and Find”. Children will enjoy the animals pretend tea party. Wednesday, Sept. 25 – It’s ABC Day. Books to be read are “Chicka, Chicka Boom Boom” and “Dancing Feet”. Make an ABC tree.

Wednesday, Oct. 2 – Can you name that color? Books to be read, “Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes”, “Put Me in The Zoo”, and “The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse”. There will be crayons and coloring during this program. A complete schedule through October 30 is available at the library.

Community Calendar


Friday, Sept. 13, noon-5:45 p.m. “RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE” Coloma Township Office, 4919 Paw Paw Lake Rd. Make an appointment to donate by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Saturday, Sept. 14, 9a.m.-3p.m. “YARD SALES” at Van Buren County Museum, 58471 Red Arrow Hwy, Hartford. Rain or shine. Spaces available for rent at $20. Call 621-2188 Saturday, Sept. 14, 5 p.m. “END OF SUMMER DINNER” at Twelve Corners Community Church, 3902 Hicks Ave., Benton Harbor. Fundraiser event includes complete dinner (suggested price $8/plate) and a raffle. Proceeds go to building fund. Saturday, Sept. 14, 5-7 p.m. “SWISS STEAK DINNER” hosted by Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet Auxiliary at North Berrien Senior Center, 6648 Ryno Rd, Coloma. Tickets: $10/adults, $5/children under 7; available from Park Bench Gift Shop in the Hospital, N.B. Senior Center or from any of the Auxiliary volunteers. Sunday, Sept. 15, 9 a.m. “CHILI HOP RUN/WALK & FLY-IN” at Watervliet Municipal Airport, 8560 Airport Drive. 4K & 5K races, Fly-in, hayrides, chili & chili dog lunch (11a.m.-4p.m.) Sunday, Sept. 15, 9:45 a.m. “OLD TIME HYMN SING” at Coloma United Methodist Church, 144 S. Church St. Public is invited. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 7 p.m. “HISTORY OF ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISM” presentation by Mr. David Benac, associate history professor at Western Michigan University at North Berrien Historical Museum, 300 Coloma Ave. No RSVP is required for this free event. Please contact peter@northberrienhistory.org with any questions. Saturday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. “FESTIVAL OF FAMILIES” hosted by Berrien RESA at the Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds, Berrien Springs. Visit www.berrienresa.org for more information. Saturday, Sept. 21, 1-4 p.m. “175 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE” at Coloma United Methodist Church, 144 S. Church St. Public is invited; event includes food, history, games, music and time capsule burial. Saturday, Sept. 21, 1-4 p.m. “BOOK SIGNING” by Donna Nelson Gauntlett at Back on the Rack, 7746 Red Arrow Hwy, Watervliet. Title of book: “Unexpected Joys in Life’s Detours” Saturday, Sept. 21, 5-8 p.m. “BBQ FUNDRAISER” at Coloma Rod & Gun Club, 6145 Angling Rd. Tickets are $15 and must be purchased in advance at the club’s Glad-Peach Festival booth, at the clubhouse or by phone to 944-6464. Kids 5 and under are free. Proceeds go to playground fund. Kids games, marshmallows and bonfire at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, 9:45 a.m. “COVENANT RENEWAL SERVICE” at Coloma United Methodist Church, 144 S. Church St. Monday, Sept. 23, 6:30 p.m. “CLIMATE PREP WEEK PROGRAM” at Watervliet District Library, 333 N. Main St. Free program open to the public. Call 463-6382 for more info. Sept. 26-27-28, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. “RUMMAGE SALE” at 4190 Schmuhl Rd., Coloma. Lots of everything – some collectables. Thursday, Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m. “QUARTER AUCTION” to benefit WHS Student Council & Class of 2022. Tickets are $5 available in advance and at the door; snack bar and raffle. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact: Julie Carter (269) 876-0910. Friday, Sept. 27, noon-5:45 p.m. “RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE” at Hartford Federated Church, 65418 Red Arrow Hwy. Make an appointment to donate by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

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